Jun 18

Overseas Tour Update and Information (June 18, 2016 at 4:47pm Barcelona Time)

overseas tour

First, I am very sorry for the lack of updates here. My flight was also delayed several hours but things worked out in the end and although we arrived behind schedule, our group 2 of 85 persons did arrive. But, we have been off and running since and are very busy, with very little time to get on social media, as well as issues with internet and WiFi.

Here is what I know so far, but the details coming from the other group change regularly as things progress and they are able to check in.

1. Group One (my flight-the larger one) was delayed several times in Chicago, but fortunately, due our group’s size (85) and the size of the plane in Charlotte, NC, and the timing of it all, they agreed to hold the plane in Charlotte for us ( as we were going to be filling over half of the seats on the plane). Although we arrived in Barcelona, we did arrive behind schedule. We made adjustments, cut out some of things you see on the first day’s itinerary and moved on. Everyone is happy here, but cannot truly fully enjoy ourselves knowing our fellow students, colleagues and friends were left behind.

2. Group Two, which actually left Mona Shores before we did, got on their plane in Chicago and were then told the plane was having mechanical problems. After a long delay where they sat on the tarmac, they could not fix the issue and they deplaned. Realizing at this point they were going to miss their connecting flight to Miami, Brad Hillary, David Dykema, Nancy and Kathy from Cultural Tour Consultants and I were all on phones and in lines at the airport–talking, begging and arguing with flight agents to get the kids to Barcelona. With it being late in the day, there were few flights left going out and being it a weekend, many flights were full or overbooked and many other flights were delayed all over. Let’s just say it was a hot mess. Rebooking 2 people here, 1 there is not so hard, but trying to rebook 37, at that time of day, on a weekend, to Barcelona proved impossible. It was decided that American Airlines would shuttle the kids to a hotel and our own David and Brad stayed back at the airport and worked on rebooking with American. They were able to get all the kids booked on flights for the next day (today). Unfortunately, the group would have to be split so they worked things out to have an adult with each group. And, the flights weren’t for early morning, but later in the day.

3. In the meantime on my end, we have begged that tonight’s concert be rescheduled for 8 pm, instead of 7pm, in hopes that some/all the kids would make it for this concert. The Sant Medir Choir and their families graciously agreed. So that is done.

4. The details here get sketchy for me, as I have had to continue on with our group of 85 here. We had a full evening of activities last night and now a full day thus far today (it’s 4:35pm here now). If curious, our group followed the printed itinerary thus far today.

5. What I have heard from the smaller group is that there was now a group of 9 and a group of 29 that went to two different places (don’t quote me on this). I have heard the group of 9 is due to land at 5:35pm our time here in Barcelona. We have a bus and one of our tour guides awaiting their arrival at the airport and we will do out best to get them to this evening’s concert. Sadly, I am not sure of the 29 yet Last I heard, they were in London but there was some news that their flight was double booked! This is the last news I heard and I am not sure yet what it means (you parents might know more than I do).

6. Due to a very positive group of kids in the smaller group, led by some amazingly positive adults, the word on the street is that moral is still high and they are trying to keep their chins up, but I am sure there is also much sadness, as we feel it here too. We had to give our concert in the La Sagrada Familia without them today and we all felt their loss. It sucks for them…no other way to say it. I did hear while in Miami, the kids were able to do some fun things like visit a shopping mall, do some swimming and I even heard something about going out to see the the ocean (don’t quote me on this one either.)

7. From a financial standpoint, I have been talking to the company and we do have the insurance that was included in our tour package that will come into play, but I don’t know the details of all of this yet. No monetary amount can really take place of the memories made while doing the things we are doing, and my heart truly breaks for the kids and all parents in that regard (the ones at home too!). I wish we could do more, but today’s airlines are not the ones of yesterday. It is a true challenge working with them and only so much control we have from our point of view. This includes the travel company as well. It would be awesome if I could just snap my fingers and make it all better but I cannot. It would be great if the airlines understood what this means to our kids and the things they are missing, but they don’t.

8. We just hope to see everyone together as soon as possible. There will be much to talk about post tour in regard to the loss of this time and it’s events and what it all means, but I encourage you all to stay as positive as you can and keep moving forward. Their are still many wonderful days ahead.

I hope this helps to clear up confusion as best I can. When the different groups are on airplanes we cannot communicate at all and when I am moving around our group of 85 in the city the size of Barcelona, my attention has to be as focused as possible, thus communication between our groups is the best it can be under the circumstances.

Much love and not without great sadness,

-Shawn Lawton

Jun 15

OVERSEAS TOUR: LAST MINUTE DETAILS AND REMINDERS!

paris

Some last overseas tour details and reminders: 

1) If you are going to leave your call in the MSHS parking lot, please park on the west (theater) side and park as close the band’s podium (back row) as you can.

2) Your airline ticket does NOT look like a typical ticket. It was in the blue folder thing we gave you all at the parent meeting. On one side is your name (highlighted in yellow) and on the other, some info about the flight. THIS IS YOUR TICKET!

3) Don’t forget your passport!

4) BRING YOUR MUSIC AND FOLDER TOMORROW MORNING. WE WILL COLLECT THEM IN THE LOBBY OF THE AUDITORIUM. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR MUSIC WITH YOU, YOU CAN, BUT YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN UP WHEN WE GET BACK HOME, RIGHT AWAY UPON OUR ARRIVAL BACK AT THE HS. WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LET YOU KEEP ALL THAT MUSIC!

5) The early group needs to be in the MSHS auditorium lobby, no later than 5:45am! The later (larger) group, needs to be in the lobby no later than 8:30am, same place! Bring your luggage into the lobby upon your arrival.

6) Ethan Vanderlaan, Jordan Margret and Michael Kresnak, your tour shirts (for the casual concerts) are in the choir room on the black table. You must grab these in the morning!

HERE ARE LINKS TO THINGS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU OR YOU MIGHT WANT A COPY OF: 

For the two Flight Lists, the two Overseas Bus Lists (includes the 64/61 split), the 75/50 split list (for June 26), the Sarlat Hotel arrangements, the adult roommates and travelers by grade level…

Click HERE

 

CLICK BELOW FOR:

 Overseas Tour Hotel Contact Sheet 2016

 

CLICK BELOW for the back home PHONE TREE: 

 

PHONE TREE (Note: the number for Kidder is incorrect. It should be: (517) 490-9828

Full, Complete Itinerary!

CLICK HERE: Mona Shores FINAL ITIN BOOKLET

 

 

Jun 14

French Presentation by Ms. Brown

paris

NEW! French Presentation by Ms. Brown:

CLICK HERE!

Jun 13

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

vote.jpg

REMINDER! Voting has ended and next spring’s Pop go the Sailors Theme is….

Guys and Girls!

 

Face Painting for Food Flyer

THIS WEEKEND!  A Choir Parent has a volunteer event next weekend and she still has some volunteer openings. It’s a food drive for The Salvation Army and the volunteers simply need to commit to a 3 hour timeblock to paint faces. They will provide the supplies, and they get a free taste of Muskegon t-shirt.

It’s a win-win for theatre kids – you get volunteer hours and get to do something you enjoy.

The facebook event is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659033201084449/

Or  the link to sign up directly is on the Taste of Muskegon Website is here –

https://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/4968061280113

 

music calendar

NEW UPDATES! DATES THIS WEEK!

We have RESCHEDULED the Voice/Summer Camp Scholarships to next week Monday, June 13th.

NEW! We have an overseas tour rehearsal this week MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY from 11:45am-1:45pm. TODAY, we will also have the session with Ms. Brown, immediately following rehearsal. 

france and spain

REMINDER! Did you miss our recent overseas tour meeting? See me for hard copies of the stuff we handed out and talk to others about what was said that wasn’t in writing. Also, here are copies of many of the things we handed out:

Cultural Tour Consultants Web Address Link: culturaltourconsultants.com (Great info regarding the tour, including common questions and answers, hotels lists, itinerary, etc.

Overseas Tour Hotel Contact Sheet 2016

Link to Airport Security Info: Liquids: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule

Link to Airport Security Info: Medicines: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures

Info about purchasing Euros in advance of the tour: Euros and Travel Insurance 2016 Tour (Ignore the part regarding Travel Insurance, this insurance is included in your tour package that you have paid for already. More details on the Euros coming soon.

Flight Lists Overseas Tour 2016 – Flight Lists

Overseas Tour Rooming List 2016

Student Jobs on Tour (This is just a sample one from the last tour. New one has yet to be created): Luggage Crews Greece 2012 – Domestic Crew

Rules Guidelines, Medical Info and Contract 2016 Overseas Tour

Overseas Tour Choir Rehearsal Policy 2016

Overseas Attendance Summary as of 5-25-16 (INCLUDES A LIST OF ALL REMAINING REHEARSALS WITH UPDATED DATES AND TIMES!)

 

REMINDER! Parent’s that are going on the tour. We had a second meeting for all of you. If you missed that one, here is the agenda:

Parent Meeting May 25 for parents going on trip

 

choir-uniforms.jpg

REMINDER! We do not have choir uniforms from the following people:

2016 Choir Uniforms Not Received After Pop Go the Sailors – Sheet1

 

scholarshipsNEW! Young Americans Summer Camp Scholarships will be announced TODAY in class. I have additional scholarship money available! Let me know if you are interested! 

NEW! See the post below this one to see who earned the $270 Mona Shores Choir Association Scholarships.

choir folder

REMINDER!! We will collect all of the remaining music in your folders over the next few days, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs. Seniors, bring your folders to me an I will check them in.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

SummerCamp-OnlineRegBanner-1150x600

REMINDER! YOUNG AMERICANS (3rd ANNUAL) SUMMER MUSIC CAMP AT MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL

 Looking for something THEATRICALLY AMAZING to be involved in this summer (July 19-July 23)?

 Look no further! The YOUNG AMERICANS are coming back to Muskegon again this summer for a week long day camp involving music, dance and theater!

 This summer camp is open to ANY STUDENT (not just Mona Shores) that will be entering the 3rd grade next fall through college age.

I am confident that if you asked anyone who has participated in the past couple years, they would tell you they had the time of their lives. The week will culminate in two outstanding performances.

You will be stunned at how much your child learns in one week!

MORE INFO AND Register HERE! 

Further, if you really want to have an unforgettable, over the top experience, sign up also to HOMESTAY a pair of Young Americans (or more)!

Sign up to Homestay Here: YES! I can Homestay Young Americans!

To register for the camp and/or to homestay, just click on the Registration Information below. There is a ton more information below as well so if you are interested in learning more, check it out!

REGISTER AND CAMP BROCHURE HERE • YA Summer Camp Brochure • Register HERE! 

What can participants expect?

Our cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world.  The camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

 Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting.

 On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions.

 The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

 At www.youngamericans.org/summercamps you can see videos, FAQ’s, cast information and Register HERE! .

If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Check out these shout outs:

 

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

Jun 13

MSCA Scholarship Winners 2016-2017

scholarship

Congratulations to the following Mona Shores Choir Association $270 Scholarships!

If you are using the scholarship for Voice Lessons, you will get priority scheduling! See Mrs. Twining about getting signed up.

If you plan to use $199 of this money to fund the Young American’s Summer Camp, you will need to input a code when prompted on the registration page. See me for the code asap! If you do so, you will have a remaining balance of $71. You can take four voice lessons with this money. You could time these lessons to coincide with an event you want to prepare for, such as the musical or Pop Go the Sailors auditions, or simply take four lessons to see how you like it!

 

Rebecca Lloyd

8th

Malia Swartz

8th

Kali Jend

9th

Lauren Jensen

9th

Tiana Pittman

9th

McKenna Ross

9th

Isaac Varela

9th

Noah Zimmer

9th

Hailey Diffell

10th

Savannah Kendra

10th

Kayla Theis

10th

Cindy Wu

10th

Elizabeth Zuidema

10th

Griffin Amrhein

10th

Alex Forrest

10th

Michael Kramer

10th

Elijah Whitman

10th

Liam Wilcox

10th

Seth Witham

10th

Kristi Carson

11th

Maggie Duff

11th

Alex Dykema

11th

Alec Huber

11th

Elliott Johson

11th

Jun 13

Monday, June 13, 2016

exam REMINDER! Look below the last several day’s posts to find accompaniments for the final exam songs AND ALL OVERSEAS TOUR songs!

 

vote.jpg

REMINDER! Voting has ended and next spring’s Pop go the Sailors Theme will be….

Guys and Girls!

 

Face Painting for Food Flyer

THIS WEEKEND!  A Choir Parent has a volunteer event next weekend and she still has some volunteer openings. It’s a food drive for The Salvation Army and the volunteers simply need to commit to a 3 hour timeblock to paint faces. They will provide the supplies, and they get a free taste of Muskegon t-shirt.

It’s a win-win for theatre kids – you get volunteer hours and get to do something you enjoy.

The facebook event is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659033201084449/

Or  the link to sign up directly is on the Taste of Muskegon Website is here –

https://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/4968061280113

 

music calendar

NEW UPDATES! DATES THIS WEEK!

We have RESCHEDULED the Voice/Summer Camp Scholarships to next week Monday, June 13th.

NEW! We have an overseas tour rehearsal this week MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY from 11:45am-1:45pm. TODAY, we will also have the session with Ms. Brown, immediately following rehearsal. 

france and spain

REMINDER! Did you miss our recent overseas tour meeting? See me for hard copies of the stuff we handed out and talk to others about what was said that wasn’t in writing. Also, here are copies of many of the things we handed out:

Cultural Tour Consultants Web Address Link: culturaltourconsultants.com (Great info regarding the tour, including common questions and answers, hotels lists, itinerary, etc.

Overseas Tour Hotel Contact Sheet 2016

Link to Airport Security Info: Liquids: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule

Link to Airport Security Info: Medicines: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures

Info about purchasing Euros in advance of the tour: Euros and Travel Insurance 2016 Tour (Ignore the part regarding Travel Insurance, this insurance is included in your tour package that you have paid for already. More details on the Euros coming soon.

Flight Lists Overseas Tour 2016 – Flight Lists

Overseas Tour Rooming List 2016

Student Jobs on Tour (This is just a sample one from the last tour. New one has yet to be created): Luggage Crews Greece 2012 – Domestic Crew

Rules Guidelines, Medical Info and Contract 2016 Overseas Tour

Overseas Tour Choir Rehearsal Policy 2016

Overseas Attendance Summary as of 5-25-16 (INCLUDES A LIST OF ALL REMAINING REHEARSALS WITH UPDATED DATES AND TIMES!)

 

REMINDER! Parent’s that are going on the tour. We had a second meeting for all of you. If you missed that one, here is the agenda:

Parent Meeting May 25 for parents going on trip

 

choir-uniforms.jpg

REMINDER! We do not have choir uniforms from the following people:

2016 Choir Uniforms Not Received After Pop Go the Sailors – Sheet1

 

scholarshipsNEW! Young Americans Summer Camp Scholarships will be announced TODAY in class.

NEW! Tonight are the MSCA Voice/Summer Camp ($270) Scholarships.Dress nice and be here no later than 6:45pm for warm ups. We start with 8th graders at 7pm (there are only 2 of them) and go up the grade levels from there, in alpha order, girls followed by guys in each grade.

choir folder

REMINDER!! We will collect all of the remaining music in your folders over the next few days, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs. Seniors, bring your folders to me an I will check them in.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

SummerCamp-OnlineRegBanner-1150x600

REMINDER! YOUNG AMERICANS (3rd ANNUAL) SUMMER MUSIC CAMP AT MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL

 Looking for something THEATRICALLY AMAZING to be involved in this summer (July 19-July 23)?

 Look no further! The YOUNG AMERICANS are coming back to Muskegon again this summer for a week long day camp involving music, dance and theater!

 This summer camp is open to ANY STUDENT (not just Mona Shores) that will be entering the 3rd grade next fall through college age.

I am confident that if you asked anyone who has participated in the past couple years, they would tell you they had the time of their lives. The week will culminate in two outstanding performances.

You will be stunned at how much your child learns in one week!

MORE INFO AND Register HERE! 

Further, if you really want to have an unforgettable, over the top experience, sign up also to HOMESTAY a pair of Young Americans (or more)!

Sign up to Homestay Here: YES! I can Homestay Young Americans!

To register for the camp and/or to homestay, just click on the Registration Information below. There is a ton more information below as well so if you are interested in learning more, check it out!

REGISTER AND CAMP BROCHURE HERE • YA Summer Camp Brochure • Register HERE! 

What can participants expect?

Our cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world.  The camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

 Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting.

 On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions.

 The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

 At www.youngamericans.org/summercamps you can see videos, FAQ’s, cast information and Register HERE! .

If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Check out these shout outs:

 

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

Jun 12

Overseas Tour Solo Audition Results

solo auds

Overseas Tour Solo Audition Results

 

Siyahamba

Bridgette McKeown-Verse One/African/low

Megan Lawton-Verse One/African/high

Abby Keessen-Verse Two/English/low

Serena Schultz-Verse Two/English/high

Rain Come Down

Hannah Kuipers-Opening Girls Solo and add Liam Wilcox for the Duet

City Called Heaven

Julia Uganski

True Colors

Opening Solo-Libby Miller

Solo One: Brynne Wilcox

Solo Two: Libby Miller

Closing solo: Brynne Wilcox

When You Believe

Haley Wiewiora-Opening and Ending Solos

Evan Eling will join Haley on the opening duet.

Let Everything That Hath Breath

Mia Bricker

Msilale Wanawake

Trio: Hailey Diffell, Claudia Schaafsma and Abby Bradfield

 

Tshosholoza

Alex Dykema and Ethan Vanderlaan

It Takes a Village

Joseph VanArendonk

Alex Forrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 12

Overseas Tour, One Question Survey AND NOW Survey #2 as well!!

survey.jpg

REMINDER: Overseas Tour Peeps: Please take this ONE QUESTION SURVEY immediately! LINK:

CLICK HERE!

 

NEW! So sorry, but Ms. Brown just sent me a message saying she CAN do tomorrow/Mon which was originally the best day. Please take survey #2. LINK TO SURVEY #2.

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY #2

PLEASE DO THIS ASAP!

 

Jun 11

Overseas Tour Solo Auditions Music, ALL Overseas Tour accompaniments for all songs and Exam Song accompaniments.

singing practice

NEW! OVERSEAS TOUR SOLO AUDITION PRACTICE TRACKS

Siyahamba-(No recorded link for this one.) Sing the first verse, acappella in the African Language. The first pitch is “D”. Use your pianos at home to find it, or use a “pitch pipe” or piano app on your phone or computer!

CLICK LINK: City Called Heaven-music starts on pg. 5, m.1 and the vocal solo starts at the 1st ending that take you to the repeat back to the beginning (“I am a poor pilgrim”).

 

CLICK LINK: City Called Heaven, Pg. 6 music starts at m.22 and solo begins at m. 26 (“Sometimes I just don’t know…etc.”

CLICK LINK: Msilale Wanawake-Music starts on pg. 5, m.38 and the descant/solo starts on pg. 6 m.42 and continues through m.54. It may sound sound like it fits when singing it, but it does when you add the choir back in!

CLICK LINK: Let Everything That Hath Breath-Music starts at pg. 9, m. 71 and the solo (riff, gospel style) starts on pg. 10, m. 77 and continues through pg. 89, doing the repeat at m.93-96 twice.

CLICK LINK: Rain Come Down, Guy solo-Music starts at. pg. 3, m. 15, solo starts on pg. 4, m. 17 and ends at m. 25

CLICK HERE: Rain Come Down-Girl Solo-Music starts on pg. 4, m. 31 and solo starts on pg. 5 m. 33 through m. 41

CLICK LINK: Rain Come Down-Duet (Guy in bass clef, Girl on Treble Clef parts, music begins on pg. 6, m. 47 and singing begins on m.49 and ends at m.56

CLICK LINK: When You Believe, First page, opening solo-music begins at m. 1 and solo begins at m. 3. At m. 6, guys take bass clef and girls sing treble clef (duet). Duet ends at m. 10.

CLICK LINK: True Colors-Music starts on pg. 3, two measures after letter B, solo comes in in the second of those 2 measures. Sing through bottom of pg. 5, where that solo ends.

OVERSEAS TOUR ACCOMPANIMENT PRACTICE TRACKS

When You Believe

Beneath The African Sky

Msilale Wanawake

Rain Come Down

City Called Heaven

Let the River Run

I Will Be a Child of Peace

Hope For Resolution

Let Everything That Hath Breath

Hallelujah (Guys Only)

Lo How a Rose/The Rose

Requiem

 

 

EXAM SONGS ACCOMPANIMENT PRACTICE TRACKS

The Moon Practice Track

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly Practice Track

Les Poissons-Lowest Version

Les Poissons-Middle Key Version

Les Poissons-Higher Key Version

Come Sail Away With Me, Higher Key Version

Come Sail Away With Me, Lower Key Version

Woman-Higher Key Version

Woman-Lower Key Version

Music Speaks

Jun 09

Friday, June 10, 2016

exam REMINDER! Look below the last several day’s posts to find accompaniments for the final exam songs AND ALL OVERSEAS TOUR songs!

 

vote.jpg

REMINDER! Voting has ended and next spring’s Pop go the Sailors Theme will be….

Guys and Girls!

 

Face Painting for Food Flyer

THIS WEEKEND!  A Choir Parent has a volunteer event next weekend and she still has some volunteer openings. It’s a food drive for The Salvation Army and the volunteers simply need to commit to a 3 hour timeblock to paint faces. They will provide the supplies, and they get a free taste of Muskegon t-shirt.

It’s a win-win for theatre kids – you get volunteer hours and get to do something you enjoy.

The facebook event is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659033201084449/

Or  the link to sign up directly is on the Taste of Muskegon Website is here –

https://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/4968061280113

 

music calendar

NEW UPDATES! DATES THIS WEEK!

We have RESCHEDULED the Voice/Summer Camp Scholarships to next week Monday, June 13th.

NEW! We have an overseas tour rehearsal this week MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY from 11:45am-1:45pm. TODAY, we will also have the session with Ms. Brown, immediately following rehearsal. 

france and spain

REMINDER! Did you miss our recent overseas tour meeting? See me for hard copies of the stuff we handed out and talk to others about what was said that wasn’t in writing. Also, here are copies of many of the things we handed out:

Cultural Tour Consultants Web Address Link: culturaltourconsultants.com (Great info regarding the tour, including common questions and answers, hotels lists, itinerary, etc.

Overseas Tour Hotel Contact Sheet 2016

Link to Airport Security Info: Liquids: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule

Link to Airport Security Info: Medicines: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures

Info about purchasing Euros in advance of the tour: Euros and Travel Insurance 2016 Tour (Ignore the part regarding Travel Insurance, this insurance is included in your tour package that you have paid for already. More details on the Euros coming soon.

Flight Lists Overseas Tour 2016 – Flight Lists

Overseas Tour Rooming List 2016

Student Jobs on Tour (This is just a sample one from the last tour. New one has yet to be created): Luggage Crews Greece 2012 – Domestic Crew

Rules Guidelines, Medical Info and Contract 2016 Overseas Tour

Overseas Tour Choir Rehearsal Policy 2016

Overseas Attendance Summary as of 5-25-16 (INCLUDES A LIST OF ALL REMAINING REHEARSALS WITH UPDATED DATES AND TIMES!)

 

REMINDER! Parent’s that are going on the tour. We had a second meeting for all of you. If you missed that one, here is the agenda:

Parent Meeting May 25 for parents going on trip

 

choir-uniforms.jpg

REMINDER! We do not have choir uniforms from the following people:

2016 Choir Uniforms Not Received After Pop Go the Sailors – Sheet1

 

scholarshipsNEW! Young Americans Summer Camp Scholarships will be announced TODAY in class.

NEW! Tonight are the MSCA Voice/Summer Camp ($270) Scholarships.Dress nice and be here no later than 6:45pm for warm ups. We start with 8th graders at 7pm (there are only 2 of them) and go up the grade levels from there, in alpha order, girls followed by guys in each grade.

 

choir folder

REMINDER!! We will collect all of the remaining music in your folders over the next few days, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs. Seniors, bring your folders to me an I will check them in.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

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REMINDER! YOUNG AMERICANS (3rd ANNUAL) SUMMER MUSIC CAMP AT MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL

 Looking for something THEATRICALLY AMAZING to be involved in this summer (July 19-July 23)?

 Look no further! The YOUNG AMERICANS are coming back to Muskegon again this summer for a week long day camp involving music, dance and theater!

 This summer camp is open to ANY STUDENT (not just Mona Shores) that will be entering the 3rd grade next fall through college age.

I am confident that if you asked anyone who has participated in the past couple years, they would tell you they had the time of their lives. The week will culminate in two outstanding performances.

You will be stunned at how much your child learns in one week!

MORE INFO AND Register HERE! 

Further, if you really want to have an unforgettable, over the top experience, sign up also to HOMESTAY a pair of Young Americans (or more)!

Sign up to Homestay Here: YES! I can Homestay Young Americans!

To register for the camp and/or to homestay, just click on the Registration Information below. There is a ton more information below as well so if you are interested in learning more, check it out!

REGISTER AND CAMP BROCHURE HERE • YA Summer Camp Brochure • Register HERE! 

What can participants expect?

Our cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world.  The camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

 Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting.

 On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions.

 The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

 At www.youngamericans.org/summercamps you can see videos, FAQ’s, cast information and Register HERE! .

If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

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REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

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